HP Compaq Mini 311c: ION-powered 11.6” netbook?

September 7, 2009 at 11:01 am

HP Compaq Mini 311cIt appears that HP may be looking to launch two more netbooks to its portfolio. Some members of the Notebook Review forums came across a list of notebook model numbers that included the “HP Mini 311/Compaq Mini 311” and “HP Mini 210/Compaq Mini 210” netbooks. HP normally releases its netbooks under the Compaq brand in Europe, which is why there are two listings per model.

Whilst there was no additional details on these models, did a little digging and came across a retail listing for the HP Compaq Mini 311c. It seems that this model will sport an 11.6-inch display, powered by the Nvidia ION LE platform and 1.6GHz N270 Atom processor.

Another retail listing over at MoreComputers details the same specs sans the ION LE chipset. This listing has a price of £336.47 and stock date of 17th September, suggesting it will ship with Windows XP rather than wait for Windows 7.

The Compaq Mini 311c is already listed on HP’s support pages, so there’s no doubt it is coming – we just need confirmation on the specs. Whilst we are getting an idea of what to expect for the 311c, sadly the specs of the Mini 210 remains a mystery for now.

HP Compaq Mini 311c Specifications


606 Responses to “HP Compaq Mini 311c: ION-powered 11.6” netbook?”

  1. Onizuka said:
    September 9th, 2009 3:10 PM

    the spec states that there is a 1gb cap on the ram capacity. Is that accurate? pretty sucky if it is. I was considering getting this over the n510 if it were to come out earlier, but if this is the situation with the ram i won’t be.

  2. chethan said:
    September 22nd, 2009 8:50 PM

    You must be worried about “Nvidia ION LE” LE stands for Light Edition, this is artificially performance reduced edition, which is limited to DirectX 9. Where as non LE edition is DirectX 10.

  3. blackadder said:
    October 1st, 2009 12:05 PM


  4. kurt said:
    March 29th, 2010 8:55 AM

    has maximum capacity of memory 3gb and has ddr3 1gb memory also ion le transformed to ion if u unlock it(if u have xp)OR u have it already unlocked by nvidia if u have windows 7 operating system… thats prfect now? the bad thing is its proccecor n270 but if u do some overclocking things this netbook is piece of mind
    reccomend it and… perfect screen res and q.

  5. JAYSY said:
    May 26th, 2010 10:07 AM

    i have this kind of netbook, it is possible to change ram memory from 1 gb to 2 gb or 3 gb

  6. JAYSY said:
    May 26th, 2010 10:18 AM

    and also how can i get back up cd for my net book, bcos when i bougth it somewhere in ksa no cd..